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Automatic chrome extension generator

by Discipulus (Curate)
on Mar 25, 2014 at 21:27 UTC ( #1079739=CUFP: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Well, I needed to add few extensions to the browser and i ended with this...
It generates a working chrome extension with only a context menu that acts as 'Search with <your search engine>'.

You'll call the script with only 2 args: a_description and a partial URL
as in extgen.pl Cpan_search http://search.cpan.org/search?query=
Then you point chrome to chrome://extensions/, check 'Developer Mode' and choose 'Load an unpacked extension' and browse to early created folder containing the extension.

Here is the code:
#!/usr/bin/perl use strict; use warnings; my $folder = $ARGV[0]; my $url = $ARGV[1]; (my $descr = $folder) =~ s/_+/ /g; my $longname = 'Perl genarated extension - '.$descr; mkdir $folder or die "Cannot create $folder: $!"; chdir $folder or die "Cannot enter $folder: $!"; # the manifest open MANIF, '>', 'manifest.json' or die "Cannot open a file to write i +n: $!"; my $manifest = '{ "manifest_version": 2, "description": "'.$descr.'", "background": { "scripts": ["background.js"]}, "name": "'.$longname.'", "permissions": [ "contextMenus", "tabs" ], "version": "1.0" }'; print MANIF $manifest; close MANIF; # the jscript open JSCRIPT, '>', 'background.js' or die "Cannot open a file to write + in: $!"; my $background ='function customfunc(info) { var searchstring = info.selectionText; chrome.tabs.create({url: "'.$url.'" + searchstring}) } chrome.contextMenus.create({title: "'.$descr.'", contexts:["selection" +], onclick: customfunc});'; print JSCRIPT $background; close JSCRIPT;
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